41 days in Hawaii Itinerary

41 days in Hawaii Itinerary

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41 days in Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 11 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Change things up with these side-trips from Lihue: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha), Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei). There's lots more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, and trek along Kalalau Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lihue vacation planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Lihue is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Melbourne to Lihue due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lihue, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kapaa, Poipu, Kauai, Scuba & Snorkeling, Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 6:
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Helicopter Tours
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

9
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Wailea (Wailea Beach, Maluaka Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get interesting insight from Tours, immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lahaina trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lihue to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Maui, Kihei, Kapalua, Wailuku
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 15:
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Punakea Palms Coconut Farm ©
Punakea Palms Coconut Farm
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

8
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele (in Hawi) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). There's still lots to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, play a few rounds at Mauna Lani Resort , and get great views at Pololu Valley Lookout.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona travel planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Holualoa, Waikoloa, Mauna Lani Resort , Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 23:
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

6
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Get out of town with these interesting Hilo side-trips: Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, & more). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, take in the pleasant sights at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Hilo travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Hilo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Hilo Coffee Mill, Jagger Museum
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 29:
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

11
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Hilo to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Kaneohe, Oahu, Haleiwa, Laie
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 9:
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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